When my sister sent me a text photo of an ornament my niece found online, I went to work right away to make one, but with my own special twist of humor, as you’ll see below!
My niece has been married for 2 years and wants very much to have a baby. I’m not sure how she came across the original ornament photo online, but my guess is that a Google search was involved. I’ve decided to call it “the fertility ornament.”
So, it begins with clay…
These little swimmers were hand rolled and sculpted from Pardo clay.
Unlike the original ornament I was copying, which had all “normal” sperm,
I decided to add a couple of defective ones to add to the humor of it all.
Time for baking. One hour at 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
While most women were baking Christmas cookies I was baking, um…er…
Once baked they were dunked in a bowl of ice water to harden and increase durability:
Now it’s time for the eyeballs.
I decided to give my defective swimmers an equally defective number of eyes.
The two-tailed one has 3 eyes, and the two-headed one has 3 eyes combined.
While I was sitting there gluing on the eyes I was giggling like a nutcase.
I did warn you about my sense of humor:
Now to glue them onto the ova (round glass ornament):
And the finished product was ready to ship to my niece!
My niece, sister, and brother-in-law had lunch together and FaceTimed me so I could see her reaction when she opened the gift.
Yes, she laughed and said “Oh! You made one!”